Utah | Voting Guide

 
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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Registration deadlines


  • By mail: 11 days before Election Day at 5 p.m.

  • By hand-delivery, in-person or online: 7 days before Election Day

 
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Official Election Websites
 
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Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

If you register online, you must provide a Utah Driver’s License number or ID number. The state voter registration form requires your Utah Driver’s License number, ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

All Utah voters will be asked to present valid ID when voting in person. You may present one form of non-expired ID that has your name and your picture, including:

  • A Utah driver’s license

  • And  ID card issued by the state of Utah or the US government

  • A Utah concealed weapon permit

  • A U.S. passport

  • A tribal ID card (does not require a photograph)


Utah conbducts its elections primarily by mail and does not require an ID to vote by mail.


Utah voters who choose to vote in-person must present ID. You may present one form of non-expired ID that has your name and photograph, including:

  • A Utah driver's license

  • An ID card issued by the state of Utah or the U.S. government

  • A U.S. Passport

  • A tribal ID card (does not require a photograph)

  • A Utah concealed weapon permit


You can also provide two forms of ID that prove your name and current address. A list of acceptable IDs include:

  • Currently valid ID card issued by a local government within Utah

  • Currently valid ID card issued by an employer

  • Currently valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school, or professional school in Utah

  • A current utility bill, dated within the 90 days before the election

  • A bank or other financial account statement

  • A certified birth certificate

  • Certified naturalization documents

  • A valid Social Security card

  • A check issued by the state or the federal government

  • A paycheck from the voter’s employer

  • A current Utah hunting or fishing license

  • A U.S. military card

  • Certified court records reflecting an adoption or  name change

  • Medicaid, Medicare, or EBT card

  • Current Utah vehicle registration

 
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Where Do I Vote?
 
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How Can I Vote?

By Mail


All registered voters in Utah are automatically mailed a ballot. Voters who will not be present at the address associated with their registration should contact their clerk's office to determine how they can have their ballot sent to their current mailing address.


Ballots must be postmarked by the day before Election Day. You can also drop your ballot off at a designated drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.


Track your mailed ballot at https://votesearch.utah.gov/voter-search/search/search-by-voter/track-mail-ballot


Voters with disabilities may submit a paper application to receive and submit their ballot by email or fax. Utah County is also conducting a  program to allow voters with disabilities to cat their vote using their smartphone. for more information, visit: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/information-for-voters-with-disabilities.



Early In-Person


Utah voters retain the right to vote in person. Early voting is available in every county, but hours and days vary. Contact your county clerk for additional information: https://voteinfo.utah.gov/county-clerk-contact-information/.



Election Day


Utah voters retain the right to vote in person. Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the time polls close, you have a right to vote.


 
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Common Questions/Concerns

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:


Federal Financial Aid

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.


Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.


Tuition Status

Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.


Will registering to vote in Utah affect my driver’s license or car registration?

As a full-time student in Utah, you may have to make these changes regardless of whether you register to vote in Utah. For more information,  contact the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Utah legal professional.

 

Last updated July 2021